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This hive is a go-to location for finding and sharing SUCCESS MINDSETS and best practices for creating and using these positive mindsets.

What are SUCCESS MINDSETS?
SUCCESS, many say, is a journey. Living a successful life is about moving in a positive direction. Using SUCCESS MINDSETS can help any of us to move from where we are now to an infinite number of positive destinations.

Having a positive, realistic, and effective MINDSET (which you might also call an outlook, a point of view, or a belief system) is one of the most powerful tools any of us can use to help us enjoy buzzing through our lives and our careers with great results.

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  1. ProducerAndrew Books

    Andrew Books

    06/11/2017
    Listening To The Wind Of Change
    Listening To The Wind Of ChangeThe manager accepts the status quo. The leader challenges it."Warren BennisThis sign has been gracing the side of my office walls for close to ten years now.Every time I move desks, whether it be due to a departmental or position change within my...
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    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    06/11/2017 #2 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great testimony and lesson. Sadly for the longest time, I was taught by society to accept my life as it was. My "It is what it is" crowd or "Crowd A" was very large. I later wanted to follow a "until you change it" crowd or "Crowd B". I noticed this Crowd B was a lot smaller.
    Crowd B had something that I had not seen in a long time. Everyone was always smiling. It was not because everyone had reached their goals, yet because they had hope.
    Crowd A was most of my associates I made during my college High School and College. They taught me Knowledge. I first met Crowd B about 4 years after I graduated college. They began to teach me Wisdom.
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    06/11/2017 #1 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Great lesson @Andrew Books! It's interesting how you saw how you were holding yourself back rather than moving forward. It worked great for it's time, but like so much in life there is a time when you have to let go of the good to get the great.
  2. Producer๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Donโ€™t listen to others, believe in your own capabilities. You can if you think you can. Only a loser quits. What are You ????
    Donโ€™t listen to others, believe in your own capabilities. You can if you think you can. Only a loser quits. What are You ????Yes, you heard me right!I ask you a question and the answer depends on YOU.Are you a winner?Do you believe in your capabilities?Do you think you can achieve fulfillmentย in what you do?Do you think you live a purpose-driven rewarding life? I...
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    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    05/11/2017 #26 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Donโ€™t listen to others, believe in your own capabilities. You can if you think you can. Only a loser quits
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #25 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #22 Thank you @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador That message of being inspired from one of my connections also validates this.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #24 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #21 I'm going to remember this forever "The trick is not to have expectations of a certain outcome, or you wilL find yourself disappointed every time..." Thank you ๐Ÿ˜˜
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #23 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #21 Awesome story @Cyndi wilkins

    It's true that no good deed goes unrewarded and no evil deed goes unpunished.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    05/11/2017 #22 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Terrific post @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams. Learning is winning and what we learn we share with the intent to help others. Your post is most enlightening and stories like yours and the one shared by Cyndi Wilkins prove to me the meaning of "A winner lives a purpose-driven rewarding life for themselves and the society they live in."
    Cyndi wilkins
    05/11/2017 #21 Cyndi wilkins
    Fabulous buzz @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams...This reminds me of a wonderful story I read about a pizza shop owner who began offering a free slice of pizza to the neighborhood homeless every Thursday. His patrons were so moved by the shop ownerโ€™s generosity and the gratitude displayed by these very hungry people, that they began donating money to the cause. Now, the shop owner can afford to offer more meals to more people several days a week. That is what I call,โ€ awesomeness in action!โ€ People helping people, one slice at a time.

    When we share our good fortune in service to humankind, we help ourselves evolve personally and professionally as the self-less act never goes unrewarded...The trick is not to have expectations of a certain outcome, or you will find yourself disappointed every time...Be of good nature and always be willing to lend a hand to someone less fortunate...Now this pizza shop owner has a booming business and can afford himself some time off for a little pleasure once in a while;-)
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #20 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #19 #18 Thank you, Savvy and Joyce. Self-belief is indeed the first step in learning to waltz with life and living. That makes all the difference. You deserve the world don't let anyone stop you:)
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    05/11/2017 #19 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    What terrific encouragement. I, too, suffer that loss in my resume, but I know my worth and never stop trying.
    Savvy Raj
    05/11/2017 #18 Savvy Raj
    A very relevant post with some great takebacks. Lots of lessons in there @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams . And I loved your lovely story share ... Self belief is the first step in learning to waltz with life and living. .
    That makes all the difference. Keep continuing to make the difference .
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/11/2017 #17 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Know how to be a winner. Winners never quit. A great buzz by @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #16 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    I've added a message from one of my connections and I feel so blessed and motivated to go about, continue doing the same. Nothing can stop me now:)

    Bringing to the attention of @David B. Grinberg View more
    I've added a message from one of my connections and I feel so blessed and motivated to go about, continue doing the same. Nothing can stop me now:)

    Bringing to the attention of @David B. Grinberg @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Gert Scholtz @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Cyndi wilkins @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and all the bees just to share the testimonial message :) Hope you don't mind the tag. Please let me know if you don't wish to be tagged. :) Close
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #15 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #13 Thank you, @Ken Boddie, You sure know how to make a girl smile (๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Blushing at Dubai Duchess). Now you'll be the first one to call me a Duchess ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/11/2017 #14 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Thank you, @Ian Weinberg @Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt and @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Yes, Being accountable to our thoughts, actions, and the outcomes as a result of our actions are very crucial. Asking ourselves where we stand and what we believe we can do. As Gert summarised it starts with believing in ourselves. It is the starting point for having others believe in us and reaching our full potential :) I have learned so much from interacting with everyone here, the journey is still young and I have miles to go before I sleep.
    Ken Boddie
    05/11/2017 #13 Ken Boddie
    Such enthusiasm, zest and spark, Fatima. I wouldnโ€™t expect anything less from the Dubai Duchess.
    You had me at โ€œyouโ€, โ€œyouโ€, โ€œyouโ€, โ€œyouโ€ and then โ€œโ€youโ€. ๐Ÿค—
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    05/11/2017 #12 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    Shared,shared and shared.

    People need this. Great buzz
    Ian Weinberg
    05/11/2017 #11 Ian Weinberg
    Important lesson here. Thanks for inspiring @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    05/11/2017 #10 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great Post. I loved the story you shared with it. I agree, failures are man-made. Everything else are temporary obstacles or detours to go around.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    04/11/2017 #9 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #7 Thank you dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    What happens to us are a result of our own thoughts, understanding and actions.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/11/2017 #7 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "Failures are man-made ". Yes and I agree with you @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams. We fail when we don't have determination or the attitude to succeed. Great story and a compelling buzz
  3. ProducerPreston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Find Your Dream
    Find Your DreamWhy do you think the same things seem to happen to the same people who are doing the same thing over and over? Simple. They have no dream.ย Do you know your dream? Not just what you tell other people what youโ€™d like to do, but what you truly want for...
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    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    31/10/2017 #6 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #5 @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams Sorry you almost missed that notification. That is one of few hiccups I feel beBee still needs to work on. We are getting 100 notifications a day. I, myself, like to use beBee like a library. I search out my information, and those whom I follow show in my feed. My notifications should be about those whom communicating with me directly and indirectly on my articles, shares, and comments. If I see everything single notification update, I might miss an important question or reply a bee has left for me.
    On a different topic, I like how you summed up the comments below.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    31/10/2017 #5 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #2 Thank you @David B. Grinberg for the tag but my notifications was above 150 when I just logged it. I almost had a headache and ditched the notification and came to my feed to find this fantastic post.

    A beautifully crafted post @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven As Jerry says this is information to be shared to puah one and another to stop living in the past or present and live in the now.

    @David B. Grinberg I like the add on you've given especially the part of making a scrap book with pictures. I'm taking printouts tomorrow. I have a goal in mind, promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.
    Jerry Fletcher
    31/10/2017 #4 Jerry Fletcher
    Preston, Practical concise advice. Thank you.
    I'm going to steal this marvelously crafted approach (giving you full credit) and include it along with others I have in a compendium of advice for people building businesses, careers and lives of joy.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    31/10/2017 #3 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #2 @David B. Grinberg Great Idea. That is something I do not do. I will speak present tense to myself. This is because I know my subconscious does not know the difference of my words I am speaking. I never thought how that apply to my reading.
    David B. Grinberg
    31/10/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Awesome advice here, Preston. I fully agree that goal-setting (both short and long term), repetition through writing and visualization are all important elements in order for one to attain their dream. Readers should remember this takes time, effort and persistence. Rome wasn't built overnight, as the saying goes.
    Also, here's a tip for consideration: when writing down your goals, do so in the present tense as if it's already happened. Here's an example: "I work as rocket scientist now." Writing goals in this manner is said to more deeply plant the seeds in the subconscious mind. Moreover, don't just visualize a goal, but visualize having accomplished the goal -- including all the corresponding feelings and emotions. Lastly, making a "scrap book" with pictures related to the goal is also a good method to remind oneself and reinforce the outcome. I wish for everyone's dreams to come true sooner rather than later. Thanks again for another inspiring and helpful blogging buzz!
    cc: @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    30/10/2017 #1 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is a terrific post-@Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven. I love your outlined questions that we can propose to ourselves - good food for thought.
  4. ProducerPhillips Campbell
    SugarCRM Authorize.Net Integration
    SugarCRM Authorize.Net IntegrationThere is a growing need to have have a single, centralized, consolidated platform from which you can carry out all your business activities. While CRM software has managed to fulfill the expectations of businesses to a large extent, there is still a...
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  5. ProducerPhillips Campbell
    SugarCRM Success Stories: Finance Industry
    SugarCRM Success Stories: Finance IndustryFinance companies are one of the leading users of Customer Relationship Management software. And when it comes to selecting a CRM system, Sugar is a popular choice as it empowers financial advisers with a collaborative platform to meet the...
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  6. ProducerAndrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    What to do if you have nothing?
    What to do if you have nothing?I've got your attention on this and you will be rewarded with some wisdom. Ok, what we have today is some people say they can't do stuff because they don't have enough time, they don't have enough knowledge, not enough self-confidence, no enough...
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    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    23/10/2017 #23 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    @Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman I like how you ended with The right questions are the key to everything. This is that first step of getting started.
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    14/10/2016 #22 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    #20 That's great, Claire! If it is useful, I'm happy)
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    14/10/2016 #21 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    That's it, Lisa! Thank you for a great comment! #19
    Claire L Cardwell
    14/10/2016 #20 Claire L Cardwell
    This article came at just the right time for me! Asking yourself the right questions and working towards and visualising a goal is the way to go.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    14/10/2016 #19 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    "To be truly successful in life means doing something that makes you feel great, happy and proud" I think this is key to finding success. It may take time, but patience can and many times does pay off, both literally and rhetorically speaking.
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    06/10/2016 #18 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    True it is, Tifany! Simple and geniusโ€‹)#17
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    06/10/2016 #16 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    Thank you, Sharon! Have a great day! #15
    Sharon Fulgenzi
    06/10/2016 #15 Sharon Fulgenzi
    Excellent!
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    06/10/2016 #14 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    #11 Thank you, @Cepee Tabibian Sometimes I feel like I do preach) After all, it brings out emotions and that's when you succeed.
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    06/10/2016 #12 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    Thank you, Miriam! Have an awesome day! #10
    Cepee Tabibian
    06/10/2016 #11 Cepee Tabibian
    Preach it! :) Thanks for that bit of wisdom.
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    06/10/2016 #9 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    It is. Thank you, Laurent!#6
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    06/10/2016 #8 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    Very true, @Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira Thank you!#5
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    06/10/2016 #7 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    Thank you for reading, @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn Hope it will make your life better! #4
    Laurent Boscherini
    06/10/2016 #6 Anonymous
    Thank you Andrew Goldman for your interesting post. Everything is in yourself, it is up to you to move on and turn adversity into opportunity.
    Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira
    06/10/2016 #5 Anonymous
    Perfecto @Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman! Let's do the right questions to ourselves!
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    29/09/2016 #3 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    Everything is possible
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  7. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    26/04/2016
    Brainstorming: Less Storm and More Brain
    Brainstorming: Less Storm and More BrainMany innovation drives are centered on the process of brainstorming. The technique was originally developed and propagated by Alex Osborn in 1953 in his book Applied Imagination. In essence brainstorming is where a group of people come together and...
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Stellar read, Gert. I agree with the five points and specifically the last one "Let individuals create ideas, and use groups to select ideas". This way, each individual has to bring something to the table and then all of the ideas can be discussed.

    I am going to back up to one of your other points and that is "Use brainwriting as opposed to brainstorming". I like the idea of having ideas written down because they can be used for future reference. Plus, this is another way to ensure each individual is contributing.

    I agree with @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee statement "Second point is that creating many ideas is another form of creating too many choices. This is actually the theme of my last buzz on beBee. I fully agree with you.". IMO, creating many ideas can be good but they should be discussed, organized, and analyzed before presented as choices.

    Five-star post, Gert!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/10/2017 #7 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    If you are in any position that thrives on creating new ideas and we are all then reading this buzz is a must.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/10/2017 #6 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I read your buzz again @Gert Scholtz. It is a masterpiece. I am not complimenting; far mlore I am stating a fact.
    You wtote "Yet, even shortly after Osborn came up with his technique, a study at Yale University found that individuals working by themselves have almost twice as many innovative ideas as groups formed into brainstorming groups". This is in accordance with my own experience. I shared a presentation on slideshare on groupthink and its limitations and ways to handle it.
    Second point is that creating many ideas is another form of creating too many choices. This is actually the theme of my last buzz on beBee. I fully agree with you.
    One last point is that brainstorming in groups. Is its effect on the social cohesion of the group. Trying to keep the cohesion may very well be on the expense of creating or neglicting the best ideas. This is the theme of a buzz that I wrote two weeks ago explaining when cohesion can be harmful using the concrete metaphor. My buzz is titled Flowing Lives.
    So I go all the way with your ideas here Gert.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    21/10/2017 #5 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    This makes me think of self-growth and how I enjoy writing Buzzes. First, I have to identity what areas I want to grow. Second, I invest an one hour a day in those areas. Third, I like to write down notes about what I read, listened to, or experienced. Lastly, I enjoy sharing that growth with others. beBee is a great place for this.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/04/2016 #4 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    You are correct @Gert Scholtz. It should be the way you described it beautifully. I used once the term brainsworming rather than brainstorming
    Gert Scholtz
    26/04/2016 #3 Gert Scholtz
    #2 Thank you Shawn - my pleasure.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    26/04/2016 #2 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    There are some very interesting and relevant points illuminated here. Thanks for sharing this, @Gert Scholtz.
  8. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    How to be more successful
    How to be more successfulWe know that success comes withย a lot of challenges and complicationsย at every stage.Here are hard things you will have to do if you want to be successful:1. You have to be able to foresee the future but stay focused on the present.2. You have to...
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    Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    25/10/2017 #27 Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee number 2 really resonates with me. As an entrepreneur you need to always keep yourself in a position that challenges you!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    24/10/2017 #26 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #25 @Pedro J. Estรฉbanez it is about enhancing your image , well groomed... you don't need expensive clothes.
    Pedro J. Estรฉbanez
    23/10/2017 #25 Pedro J. Estรฉbanez
    I really like these pieces of advice.
    I already do some of them, but have to improve in some others.
    Regarding 10, do you mean 'objectively well, elegant' or dressing consciously, knowing your clothes are something important in your 'avatar', so you can boost through them those personal features you want to?
    Well, I guess that for some individuals those are the same, but for other people?
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    18/10/2017 #24 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    One of my favorites is the story of persistence. Greg S. Reid shares Napoleon Hill's story of RU Darby in this video: https://vimeo.com/40665216 View more
    One of my favorites is the story of persistence. Greg S. Reid shares Napoleon Hill's story of RU Darby in this video: https://vimeo.com/40665216 . Don't give up 3 feet from gold! Close
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    17/10/2017 #23 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    I wanted to add one that I heard at a conference this week. I felt it was worth mentioning. The speaker said the only words he every lived by were those said by his mother, "Do your Best, and Make sure your Having Fun doing it."
    He said that if he wasn't having fun, he was in the wrong vehicle of work and looked for another.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/10/2017 #22 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A question that has a fulfilling answer by the thoughtful @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/10/2017 #21 Tausif Mundrawala
    I agree with all the aspects in it's entirety. We have to feel comfortable being uncomfortable. Well said because these testing times helps us realize the importance of ourselves. Jewellery couldn't be form unless and until gold is not melt and the diamond not being cut and shaped.

    Thanks for this buzz, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/10/2017 #20 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Precepts to progress properly!
    Nathaniel Schooler ๐Ÿ›ฉ Brand Marketer
    17/10/2017 #19 Nathaniel Schooler ๐Ÿ›ฉ Brand Marketer
    Agree with all of this @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee thanks for sharing
    Debesh Choudhury
    17/10/2017 #18 Debesh Choudhury
    You are inspiring with your "Never give up your dream: spirit" @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    17/10/2017 #17 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #11 "which readers should consider printing out and and reviewing regularly" completely agree to print the listing.
    About the feeling of being uncomfortable being uncomfortable, my ideas are different from those of the rest therefore perhaps undervalued, respectful, that is why I defend them and I go on, I am walking against the current, therefore uncomfortable perhaps, to the rest that wants to make me change my mind (I hope the translator behaves well)
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    17/10/2017 #16 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    If this is the case, then Bebee has such contributors who can turn the negative into positive, provided one has patience :)
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    17/10/2017 #15 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    Great list.
    12 of course. do we not strive to touch it? are not we self-critical of what we do? sure that yes, although there is know to detect when it becomes obsession. We should not fear failure, learn and take momentum again until we reach our goal.
    Jerry Fletcher
    17/10/2017 #14 Jerry Fletcher
    Javier, Nobody ever said it was going to be easy. Don't overlook taking time out on occasion just to "smell the roses."
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    17/10/2017 #13 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee a Great snyopysis on how to be successful. Attitude is everything
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    17/10/2017 #12 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee Hreat points. Itโ€™s a lot about your mental attitude, staying positive will keep your team upbeat.
    David B. Grinberg
    17/10/2017 #11 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Javier, for such an uplifting and inspirational blogging buzz filled with awesome advice! This post is a like a success "cheat sheet" per se, which readers should consider printing out and and reviewing regularly. You include so many powerful points for serious consideration and implementation. In fact, many studies show that positive people are not only happier, but healthier too!
    Personally, I think the most challenging point -- at least for me -- is #2 "You have to feel comfortable with being uncomfortable." Well, one might ask, how does that work? I would say the more one adopts and repeats an initially uncomfortable behavior, habit or trait, the more comfortable one incrementally becomes with it. However, it's the initial adoption and repetition which strikes me as the hardest part. I would welcome any further advice you might have on mastering this principle.
    Lastly, I've always prided myself on being a positive thinker -- especially during challenging times. I would note that it's just as easy to think positively as negatively, to see the proverbial glass half full rather than half empty. Yet this is an "acquired taste" for many people. Therefore, I suggest reading the late Rev. Norman Vincent Peale, informally known as the godfather of positive thinking. His timeless words of wisdom can help anyone become less negative and more positive. Check him out:
    https://www.amazon.com/Norman-Vincent-Peale/e/B000APPE7E
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Vincent_Peale
    Andrew Young
    17/10/2017 #10 Andrew Young
    Nice article @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    17/10/2017 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Stay positive, follow your dreams, be yourself! Thank you for the reminders, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    17/10/2017 #7 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Great reminder. Much appreciated. Thank you, my friend. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  9. ProducerPreston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Urgent or Important
    Urgent or Importantโ€œI have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.โ€ President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke these words in 1954 to a gathering of church leaders.ย It is interesting to hear...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    20/10/2017 #9 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I have a lot of important but not urgent tasks to work on. I'm a procrastinator (not sure why) and I tend to put off the important tasks until closing in on a deadline. I need to work on that because it only adds to anxiety levels increasing and not enjoying : 'not urgent, not important.' Great buzz @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    17/10/2017 #8 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #3 @Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris I agree, it is both. I feel that beBee is Urgent because for to create good relationships it we must keep in contact with other bees whom support us and vice versa. It is Important for me because it is not just a social media site yet a growing asset for my business growing at exponential speed. Yet, to help those who are asking me, I need to give it at least some of my daily attention.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    17/10/2017 #7 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #2 @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee thank you for your words and your share.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    17/10/2017 #6 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #1 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. When I first wrote this last year on my blog, I did it because my friend gave me Matrix challenge. His challenge for me was: Write down your goals, and write down your average daily actions. Now where on the chart do the land compared to your goal. It was then I realized that many of my actions were activities and not actions.
    For example, I read, listened, and associated with those who were teaching me. Yet, these were activities that would not produce fruit toward my goal. I needed to change my focus of what I thought was action.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/10/2017 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Always, there's a tincture of impatience in urgency; but, when something is important, then it needs a quick tempo.
    Stephane ๐Ÿ Fenner
    17/10/2017 #4 Stephane ๐Ÿ Fenner
    Thank you @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven for your article.
    So many people donโ€™t make the difference between Important and Urgent!
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    17/10/2017 #3 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    I think it's both urgent and important to hang out on beBee, so that we can read articles like this one...
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/10/2017 #2 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Time management is facilitated very well in this buzz. Thanks @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven for the very interesting quadrant. Only if we can manage time. Shared
    David B. Grinberg
    17/10/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for this astute analysis, Preston, which really clarifies this issue with profound perspectives and important insights. Another buzzing blog post!
  10. ProducerPreston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    3 Tips To Using Competition Effectively
    3 Tips To Using Competition EffectivelySo if youโ€™re like most people, you probably look at your competition as the enemy. Donโ€™t feel bad because 99% of people do. But is this true? Can your competition be used to your benefit,ย even get you leads, and earn you money?Think of problems as...
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    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    14/10/2017 #9 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #8 Agreed. First thank you for your share. I have always liked Galatians 6:4-5 "4 Donโ€™t compare yourself with others. Just look at your own work to see if you have done anything to be proud of. 5 You must each accept the responsibilities that are yours."
    I enjoy competition because for me it is like having running buddy in a marathon. When I am tired, and I see my friend keep going and they reach their next goal, it is like them whispering in my ear, "KEEP GOING."
    Judy Olbrych
    14/10/2017 #8 Judy Olbrych
    Great tips, @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven. It makes sense to track every accomplishment. It's easy to dismiss the positive when focusing on what needs to be fixed. And we especially need the confidence and optimism a positive outlook brings when we represent/sell our own products/services. I'm adding my favorite Joan Rivers quote: "Ignore your competition. A Mafia guy in Vegas gave me this advice: 'Run your own race, put on your blinders.' Donโ€™t worry about how others are doing. Something better will come."
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    13/10/2017 #7 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #2 @David B. Grinberg made a great point I want to enlighten for myself. If I ever use a name in any of my articles of a follow Bee, I will include a link to their profile. If their is no link, the name I am using is of a fellow associate the world is unlikely to know.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    13/10/2017 #6 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #2 @David B. Grinberg great point. Last night I listen to Dave Dravecky. Dave Dravecky is a former MLB player for the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. When his pitching arm was amputated in 1991, Dave began a grueling journey to search for a new identity and sense of value. He said that the reason that we went back to pitcher after his first surgery is because he needed to answer that "What IF" question. His competition was himself. He was more happy to have a definite answer of not being able to play baseball again then wondering for the rest of his life.
    This is life having both a Dream, a Vehicle to achieve it, yet never trying. The question of "What If' will follow forever.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    13/10/2017 #5 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Thanks @Kevin Baker for your support and share.
    Nathaniel Schooler ๐Ÿ›ฉ Brand Marketer
    13/10/2017 #4 Nathaniel Schooler ๐Ÿ›ฉ Brand Marketer
    #2 Agree ๐Ÿ’ฏ David, we are our biggest competition!
    Nathaniel Schooler ๐Ÿ›ฉ Brand Marketer
    13/10/2017 #3 Nathaniel Schooler ๐Ÿ›ฉ Brand Marketer
    Great post I agreee entirely if used right it can help us. Takiig the time to work out why we are different and or better than anyone else really does pay dividends...
    David B. Grinberg
    13/10/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the excellent tips, Preston. FYI - Let me just state for readers that I'm not the "David" referred to in your blogging buzz.
    While I think it makes sense to observe your competition, I'm also of the mind that one's most challenging competition is, well...oneself!
    This is because too many people fall prey to fear, doubt and lack of confidence when viewing high-level competition. However, at least half the battle is sometimes convincing yourself that no one can stop you from effectively competing against anyone, period. Some other helpful factors -- in addition to raw talent and ability -- are luck, timing, persistence and perseverance. Many people face failure not because they have tried so hard for so long, but because they have given up to early and easily.
    At least that's my take.
    Kevin Baker
    13/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Great advisement. Mutual benefits
  11. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    07/10/2017
    Learn Why Some Top Gen Zers Are Skipping School to Become Entrepreneurs
    Learn Why Some Top Gen Zers Are Skipping School to Become EntrepreneursSomething amazing is happening with Gen Z: 61% of Gen Z who are still in high school and 43% of Gen Z who are in college say they would rather be entrepreneurs than employees when they graduate. This is a major shift from recent generations like the...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    11/10/2017 #23 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Great info @John White, MBA. Couldn't agree more, college has become way too expensive and jobs are lacking. Kudos to the younger generation for their innovation, drive and desire to become an entrepreneur. I love your info graphic and wow- forgot how much Zuckerburg has matured since that photo was taken.

    I wish they still trained people for jobs based on their willingness and intellect. That's how I became a Respiratory Tech and Cardiac Lab tech- OJT (On the job training) because there was a need for it and people believed in me. I was going to finish college back then but the pay and experience was too good to pass up. Sadly, after we moved I wasn't able to work in the fields I grew to love and know so much about because everyone required a College degree. I'm also a tactile learner, so not all of us are 'so called' College material. I did go on to get my Associates when my kids were in middle school & HS but wasn't able to return for personal reasons- financial being one of the largest after I had to start paying my own student loan and a Parental Plus loan for one of my kids. For those who aren't aware how much student loans can cost- lets just say, they can be more costly than a house payment each month. Go Entrepreneurs!!
    Jerry Fletcher
    10/10/2017 #22 Jerry Fletcher
    Show me an entrepreneur without some education and I'll show you an accident getting ready to happen. In today's world even a high school diploma is insufficient to suggest one has the capability to build a company. Even some college as Jobs, Gates and Zuckerberg had are questionable.For way too many years in my opinion we have pushed aside trade education in the USA based on the idea that everyone should go to college. What was once learned in high school is now pushed into Community Colleges and as a result is delaying young men and women from their still required apprenticeship.The only ones that will profit from this trend is the adult education market and the charlatans that prey on the aspirations of these young people..

    If they are still around in a few years (and legit) the positioning line of Phoenix University "WE RISE" will be justified.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/10/2017 #21 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #20 @Milos Djukic I agree. Skipping school is not a good thing. At least, we need an important education
    Milos Djukic
    09/10/2017 #20 Anonymous
    Skipping school is not a good idea.
    Wayne White
    08/10/2017 #19 Wayne White
    This was a great article for many baby boomers also rather have their own rather than the traditional route. In my situation, I have a disability and I thought of the almost perfect business for myself and many in my age group can't stand being turning down for a job when they are clearly qualified for the position or worst than that, some 20-30 something has a parent issue and they are the one to seem to be your boss. Imagine, just because they had a bad childhood they turn around and take it out on you for just being there and wanting to work and be left alone. Mr. White, thank you for a great article and have a great day.
    Harley King
    08/10/2017 #18 Harley King
    Great article, John.
    Linda Adams
    08/10/2017 #17 Linda Adams
    Interesting article John. I was a late baby boomer, and not only were you encouraged to find a job for life, but girls weren't even encouraged to go to college and university, as we were only taught needlework, cooking and girly sports like netball in high school. I was horrified when I later learned girls had marks deducted in examinations so they didn't do as well as boys. We weren't allowed to do metalwork, woodwork nor play football. I remember my dad being horrified when I wanted to change jobs after two years into my first job - for a promotion, as you rightly say it was finding a job until retirement. It was a sad day when my granddad retired, having worked in the same job from age 14 to be given a gold watch at 65. As he said, what is the point of having a watch when you retire, and people were old at 65. So I say all the best to the Gen Zers. And yes, I left the formal employment and became an entrepreneur - nothing like having your own company. Regards, Linda
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    08/10/2017 #16 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    This all seems a bit rush to me. If someone doesn't have a plan about his life, becoming an entrepreneur isn't going to automatically fix that. You can still have a good life as a conventional worker and then, when you have what it takes and you have a vision about your life that you cannot fulfill through your day job, then you can consider becoming an entrepreneur. Just because we are aware of a handful of very successful people who made it big through starting their own companies, it doesn't mean that everyone can benefit from becoming an entrepreneur...
    Nick Mlatchkov
    08/10/2017 #15 Anonymous
    '61% of Gen Z who are still in high school'
    I think this is due more because of an attitude which students tend to demonstrate in excess nowadays. They know nothing about the job market which has gotten much tougher than the one for the baby boomers ...
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    08/10/2017 #14 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    Time repeats itself. Schools & universities donโ€™t guarantee success, profitability or a career. And itโ€™s not new, just by checking the level of education of some successful people from the past we can learn that many not only have no university diplomas, but just a few years at schools. Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Ford just a few to name. Life requires new skills every day, and that makes standard education inefficient.
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    08/10/2017 #13 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    This is an interesting phenomena and one that may well be necessary as we get deeper into the 4th Industrial Revolution, with increased automation and disrupted business models. Even if you followed the "traditional" path (really just for the last 100 years) and did everything right it's still likely the company you work for will go out of business. The average time a company stays on the S&P 500 has dropped significantly in recent years. I believe the way around this for many people will be consumer electronics based entrepreneurship.
    Phil Friedman
    08/10/2017 #12 Phil Friedman
    @John White, MBA, I don't mean to belabor a point. But one of the things that concerns me most about the effect of social media on our society going forward is that so many use SM to give advice that is born not out of experience and accomplishment, but rather out of a personal hope for their own life. I tell my daughters all the time to make sure they pay attention to advice only from people who have "been there" and not from people who still only want to be there. For the latter are seeking mostly to convince themselves that the path they've chosen is the right one. And in the course of doing so often give out some of the worst advice to be found. I am sorry if that seems harsh, but it is the truth. The stats you present, John, are exceedingly useful. Thanks. And cheers!
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    08/10/2017 #11 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #10 Phil, I Agree. If one's path is a career that needs a degree such as a Lawyer, Doctor, Teacher and so forth, than College is a great direction. Yet, if one goal that which money is the tool to achieve it, college is the wrong direction. It is the wrong type of education, which leads to the wrong type of CashFlow Quadrant vehicle to reach that goal.
    Phil Friedman
    08/10/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    #8 Preston, I agree that there is a huge difference between going through and getting an education. And I agree that if it is one's intention or M.O. to simply get through school while avoiding all learning, then one would likely do better to quit. But believe it or not, some people actually do find education and learning at school. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    08/10/2017 #9 Phil Friedman
    #5 David, I think we have to distinguish between formal education and life-education. Also between general education and vocational training. In some circumstances life-based education is better suited to fit the bill than formal education. But learning is always essential. Too often today, entrepreneurship is seen as an escape from having to work at learning. And a self-elected "entrepreneur" in search of a passion is a formula for disaster. I can't count the number of time in the last ten years I've told a would-be entrepreneur that simply being out of a job does not make you an entrepreneur. Oh BTW, I am not convinced that dropping out of school is a good thing for most simply because Zuckerberg or Jobs did. For how many of them are there in the world? Michael Jordon dropped out of college in his third year. Does that mean dropping out is a good idea? How many Michael Jordan's are there?
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    08/10/2017 #8 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great Buzz. I, myself, did not even look into a path of being an entrepreneur til a few years after college. It wasn't til that point when I realized that my education really began. I graduated at almost the top of my class yet I never learned anything in college. I memorized my way through school. After I took a class, I never used that information again and went on to the next.
    When I decided to become an entrepreneur people where now teaching me Life Principles that I could share and use forever. This was unlike any thing in college. I even went back to my professors angry to ask why I was not taught this. My answer was honest and straight forward, "You came here to learn to work for someone else."
    I realized that society's Plan A has 98% failure rate yet people keep pouring so much into it. I needed my own Plan B, and C. Robert Kiyosaki's "CashFlow" showed me how to plan that.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    08/10/2017 #7 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thumbs up to those who aspire to be an entrepreneur, however, I feel an education is important. Sure it's great to follow your dreams but sometimes easier said than done. A good education will set you apart from the others; lay the foundation for your dream business; be a backup plan in case you don't succeed.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    08/10/2017 #6 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #5 @David B. Grinberg Education is important but is not a must. It is my humble opinion. Attitude over Aptitude. I can not tell you that education is not important since I studied Software Engineering and it helps me to be better in the Internet related businesses.
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks so much, John, for sharing these important insights and astute observations on the next generation of future leaders. You provide a good window into how some of these young people are grabbing entrepreneurship by the horns and leveraging disruptive innovation to turn their bold dreams into reality.
    In essence, move over Millennials! Here comes Gen Z...
    Also, while I agree with you and @Phil Friedman (generally speaking) about kids attending and completing college, let also recall that some of the leading innovative change makers of our time -- from Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg -- dropped out of college to pursue their business ventures.
    And let's also not forget about the more conventional former U.S. President, "Honest Abe" Lincoln, who successful led America through some of the toughest times in the nation's history without a college degree.
    Just playing "devil advocate" here to expand the conversation.
    What do YOU think @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    John White, MBA
    08/10/2017 #4 John White, MBA
    #3 Well said, Phil. For the record, my kids will be going to college and will be encouraged to pursue a graduate degree. While I admire the aspirations of the Gen Z entrepreneurs, I don't think anyone should pursue entrepreneurialism in lieu of getting an education. There is no expiration date on becoming an entrepreneur, so Gen Z shouldn't feel in a hurry to get started.
  12. ProducerKiaran FINN

    Kiaran FINN

    18/08/2017
    Worry Less...There Is Only Now
    Worry Less...There Is Only NowThe odds of you or I actually existing comprise numbers bordering on infinity.ย  4 billion years of incremental and blood thirsty competition, which I like to call the DNA wars reached its zenith to date with our arrival.ย Gifted with the unique...
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    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    06/10/2017 #7 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great Read. I like what you said about living in the moment. That is the power of the Now. A friend in business with me told me that "When your memories are more exciting than your dreams, you've began to die." Our dreams are lived and made in the NOW.
    This Dream can seem like cutting down a giant redwood tree with nothing but a rusty hatchet. Yet a couple swings a day and consistency, one day that tree with fall, and the dream is achieved.
    Kiaran FINN
    21/08/2017 #6 Kiaran FINN
    #5 Thanks Cyndi back at you :)
    Cyndi wilkins
    20/08/2017 #5 Cyndi wilkins
    Whether we realize it not...we all make a significant impact within our little spheres of influence...It is by the power of our intentions with which we make the choices that create the landscape of our lives...There is no end game really...we are an always evolving consciousness operating from a single 'unified' field...We are what we think...and that is an amazing thing;-)

    Great buzz @Kiaran FINN...Looking forward to more of your insights;-)
    Kiaran FINN
    20/08/2017 #4 Kiaran FINN
    #3 Thanks for your comment Virag - Appreciated!
    Virag๐Ÿ G.
    20/08/2017 #3 Virag๐Ÿ G.
    Thanks for this refreshing read!
    Kiaran FINN
    20/08/2017 #2 Kiaran FINN
    #1 Thanks for your comment Praveen much appreciated - be well!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    19/08/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That is a very significant and intense piece of advice dear Kiaran! Applies to the whole of mankind. Thank you for sharing such deep insights.
  13. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    The Critical Importance of Mentors to Landing Your Dream Job
    The Critical Importance of Mentors to Landing Your Dream JobMiguel de Cervantes, the 16th century Spanish novelist, poet and playwright, once said: โ€œBelieve there are no limitsโ€ฆโ€Thatโ€™s exactly the type of positive mindset one needs to achieve big goals in life which may at first appear insurmountable....
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    David B. Grinberg
    30/09/2017 #30 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for your kind words and important insights, @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven. Also, many congrats on your entrepreneurial efforts, which serve as a role model for a new generation of young people.
    I agree that "getting your foot in the door" is of critical importance. Moreover, as you know, most jobs are not advertised (according to HR experts) which is another reason why networking early and often is a must. Most the jobs I've had in my career materialized from networking, including internships.
    Again, I appreciate your taking the time to read this blogging buzz and provide valuable feedback, Preston. I wish you all the best and much continued success with your important work!
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    30/09/2017 #29 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great List. I personally feel that for today's youth, the most important tip you shared was "Getting My Foot in the Door". I know a lot of youth with fresh and great college degrees. But.they all are assuming that a long line of employers are waiting for them. Therefore, they are just waiting for someone to call after they post a few resumes on-line.
    Yet, to get that better job, we need to get that first. It takes initiative. So many of my young associates I work with still don't even know what they want to do, just like me when I was that age. This is why internships are great, to find ones passions and skills.
    I feel that if someone has a career because of passion and they want to reach a personal goal this is a awesome list. Yet, if money is their only objective than they are in the wrong quadrant, like I was. I later became an entrepreneur. A mentor was still needed.
    Katyan Roach
    08/03/2017 #28 Katyan Roach
    Another insightful post @David B. Grinberg!
    David B. Grinberg
    06/03/2017 #27 David B. Grinberg
    I appreciate your kind words and gracious support @Savvy Raj @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn @Doug Ales, many thanks! Mentoring is indeed important to career success, especially for a new generation of leadership (Millennials and Gen Z). That's not to say that mentors are absolutely essential to get ahead, but they definitely help immensely in learning new skills, refining old skills, networking and making new contacts within one's given field of work.
    cc: @Milos Djukic @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier @Katyan Roach
    Doug Ales
    06/03/2017 #26 Doug Ales
    Well done David!
    Savvy Raj
    06/03/2017 #24 Savvy Raj
    Great share of lessons in life and living .Loved the share of laughter bit! And your mention of the value of interdependence ...." It often takes marvelous mentors to achieve big career goals, especially at a young age. No one does it alone. @ @David B. Grinberg View more
    Great share of lessons in life and living .Loved the share of laughter bit! And your mention of the value of interdependence ...." It often takes marvelous mentors to achieve big career goals, especially at a young age. No one does it alone. @ @David B. Grinberg . Certainly sharing this on the hive Life snd living . Close
    David B. Grinberg
    06/03/2017 #23 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for sharing your important insights, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador @debasish majumder @Andrew Books. One thing's for sure: I had a lot more energy in my early 20s (lol). However, it really comes down to motivation and how badly one wants to achieve the goal they set, regardless of how far away it may appear at first.
    As a Gen Xer, I think it's incumbent to mentor Millennials and their younger demographic cohort, Gen Z -- similar to how older generations mentored us. Thank you Boomers and WWII generation. (aka "The Greatest Generation" per journalist Tom Brokaw's book). The results of mentoring someone may indeed be game changing for those being mentored and also a fulfilling for the mentors. It's always nice to give something back.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/03/2017 #21 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I love this story @David B. Grinberg. Agree, hard work and determination do pay off. I would have never made it as a Respiratory Technician (no college), OJT- had it not been for certain mentors who taught me so much, things I never forgot and also encouraged the human side to surface when needed because it's such a stressful job. That job set the stage for many things in my life. Thanks for sharing your story, these stories inspire.
    Andrew Books
    06/03/2017 #20 Andrew Books
    Have to love the drive and determination to get to where you wanted to be, David...buttressed by the fact that you did something no one thought possible. I've had mentors in my lifetime...some good, a few ...not so much. YOU could say I learned more about what not to do vs. what to do.....lesson learned all the same!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    05/03/2017 #19 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I have had a few mentors throughout my career. I must say I learned a lot from them and carry their teachings with me today. Much of what I learned was specific to the insurance industry, however, there was also learning of a more personal nature. For example, how to do what I want to do with me. I was my biggest problem after my husband passed away.

    So I buried myself in my work and listened intently to what was taught, This was my way of blotting out depressing thoughts. One of my mentors was one of my managers. I learned a lot from her and we went through some trying times when the portion of the company we worked for was bought out. She hired me, mentored me, promoted me and was the manager that performed my interview when I retired.

    I love your story, David, and I agree mentoring is a great tool in helping others learn.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    05/03/2017 #16 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    A terrific read--goes unsaid. Such an inspiring story.
    Robert Cormack
    05/03/2017 #15 Robert Cormack
    We all get a little "luck and timing," @David B. Grinberg. It's up to us to make the most of both. As the years wear on, though, luck and timing aren't nearly as important as experience. You can rely on the experience, but luck and timing tend to fade, and there comes a time when coincidences are few and far between. Experiences keeps you going, especially in writing. As long as you can write, you've got something. Thanks for the post.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    05/03/2017 #14 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Another home run David here!!! Great post of new Buzz!!! regards, Bill Stankiewicz, Supply Chain Executive
    Paul Walters
    05/03/2017 #13 Paul Walters
    @David B. Grinberg Great piece as always David
    Warren Kellam
    05/03/2017 #12 Warren Kellam
    #11 I think you're spot on with your ten point plan, David. Fifteen years ago I met the love of my life, and she has been my greatest mentor. I've had many, but she has been my anchor to all of the others. I'm a young fifty-five year old who recently obtained his dream of receiving a college degree. I was a terrible student in high school, whose only concern was to be done with sitting in a chair staring at a chalkboard. In my forties my wife saw my desire to learn and suggested I go to college and pursue my dream. At forty seven I enrolled in college and excelled to the top of my class obtaining a BA in sociology. Persistence, perseverance, and patience were my three P's. My wife taught me that anything is possible if you want it bad enough.

    We probably wouldn't agree on politics, David. But I respect your accomplishments, writing skills, and tenacity. It's never too late to try something new, and your ten point plan is an awesome roadmap to get there. Well done.
    David B. Grinberg
    05/03/2017 #11 David B. Grinberg
    Just a note of thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this blog post. I appreciate everybody's valuable feedback. It's always interesting to learn about the mentoring experience of others @Claire L Cardwell View more
    Just a note of thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this blog post. I appreciate everybody's valuable feedback. It's always interesting to learn about the mentoring experience of others @Claire L Cardwell @Jared ๐Ÿ Wiese @Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt @Warren Kellam @Gert Scholtz @Wayne Yoshida.
    Also, Warren, I agree with you that "there is much more to the equation" and would be grateful for your feedback on this https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/my-10-point-plan-for-career-success-at-any-age Close
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    05/03/2017 #8 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    Good people always come.along. i wasnt lucky to spend much working time under a mentor who shifted to Honeywell. She was my best boss and the only one to give me an experience letter, references and the only one who is doing great in life. Others just bombed despite amazing project successes.
    But now, before the big leap in my profession amazingly she is back to guide me , well on the phone for now but things work out beautifully.

    Having a mentor certainly saves a lot of timw and effort.
    Claire L Cardwell
    05/03/2017 #7 Claire L Cardwell
    Awesome stories @David B. Grinberg! I've had several great mentors over the years in my various careers. One of my first mentors is Dr Kim Bishop whilst I was studying at Kings College. Her humour, work ethic and kindness were truly inspirational. I used the only in-mail LinkedIn allowed me and got in touch last year. She's still amazing! One of my more recent mentors is a chap called Bob Percival (Uncle Bob) who is 82! His energy and boundless enthusiasm for life are really inspiring. Believe it or not his father knew my father in the early 50's in Hoylake. Uncle Bob's father ran the swimming club and my father was one of the top swimmers there and a lifeguard!
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    Cyndi wilkins
    01/10/2017 #14 Cyndi wilkins
    Getting slapped in the face on occasion is the path of the 'pioneer.' Every now and then you have to remember to duck;-) Nice buzz @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    30/09/2017 #13 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #9 @mohammed khalaf I guess that is why writing is also type of learn art. Did you want to leave a link in your last comment to an article you wrote?
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    30/09/2017 #11 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #7 @David B. Grinberg I want to thank you for all your support.
    Jerry Fletcher
    28/09/2017 #10 Jerry Fletcher
    Preston, Like you I wish some days there were more than 24 hours in the day. Being on the road makes that even more desirable as I can't find the time to deal with everyday tasks. You are so correct. It takes a fire in the spirit to seek out the more efficient way. Let's see if I can get it stoked!
    mohammed khalaf
    28/09/2017 #9 mohammed khalaf
    Good writing is in the eye of the beholder. With my focus less on what they write about and more on how they write, below are my personal impressions of beBee writers and how their individual flair enriches my knowledge of writing.
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    28/09/2017 #8 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    Why presume it to be a short cut. Why not the best path available?

    Enjoyed the read.
    David B. Grinberg
    28/09/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    I really enjoyed reading this blogging buzz, Preston, which I've shared in three hives. You make many excellent points, as usual. Here's to more golden honey for all!
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    27/09/2017 #5 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #4 Fantastic Point. Even if my goal took the rest of my life to achieve, it would be worth the journey. Either way, I would reach my destination for my family and my future family I do not have.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/09/2017 #4 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven- whether you took the shortest path or the longest one I assure you your message is delivered.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    27/09/2017 #3 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee thanks for support and share.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    27/09/2017 #2 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #1 @Susan ๐Ÿ Botello I agree. Taking action usually takes motivation. That comes from a source of desperation or inspiration. Consistent Action is key to any true goal. The consistency is the fruit of one's PASSION. It's like a child jumping in a pool for the first time. that thrill can come from anywhere. Yet, that passion of wanting to learn to swim is what keeps the child coming back into the pool.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Botello
    27/09/2017 #1 Susan ๐Ÿ Botello
    Passion has to be an ingredient in your reason to build a business. If you don't have passion for what you do then finding the time is difficult. Passion is the shortcut...it's like the wormhole of time. Good read!
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    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    26/09/2017 #5 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great Buzz. When I sit with a potential prospect who wants to work with me personally, the first qualification I look for is accountability. Are they on time? If they are going to be late, are they at least going to call me. My time is my most important asset.
    Let's say this prospect qualifies for what I am looking for, excepts for accountability. I probably will still bring them on my team, just not into my personal circle. They will work with another one of my leaders whom I have delegated to do the same task, and whom can teach them. This leader now chooses how much of their own personal time is worth to invest into this prospect.
    Lyon Brave
    07/09/2017 #4 Lyon Brave
    This is true.
    Deidrรฉ Wallace
    14/02/2017 #3 Deidrรฉ Wallace
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    14/02/2017 #1 Robin Barton
    One of my pet peeves and a huge standard that I hold myself to. I've been known to scope out an unfamiliar area the night before a meeting, interview, conference so I won't be late. I once read in a Dear Abby column that people who are always late do not value nor respect other people's time.
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    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    26/09/2017 #5 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #3 Thanks for the comment @Lyon Brave I think you are right when you say "I think truly successful people, never really arrive. Not that they cannot be satisfied, but rather, they find it difficult to stop challenging themselves"... Life is in the journey...
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    26/09/2017 #4 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #1 Thanks for the comment @David B. Grinberg not only "Success is helping others succeed" but I think it is a very important part of Leadership.... it's a great list !!!
    Lyon Brave
    20/09/2017 #3 Lyon Brave
    "I think truly successful people, never really arrive. Not that they cannot be satisfied, but rather, they find it difficult to stop challenging themselves" I hope this is not true, though i get your point. Discontentment worries me with the process of always striving.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    19/09/2017 #2 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #1 Those are great benchmarks, @David B. Grinberg. Thanks for sharing our posts and for your thoughtful comments.
    David B. Grinberg
    19/09/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another excellent blogging buzz in this series, @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier and @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards. This in an interesting question because the definition of success is so subjective -- similar to beauty being in the eyes of the beholder. Thus, I would take some of the focus off the individual and place more emphasis on how being successful also means doing for others, not just oneself. To wit:
    "Success is helping others without expecting anything in return."
    "Success if going the extra mile to mentor younger generations."
    "Success is taking the time to give back to the community."
    "Success means using some of your business profits to make charitable contributions."
    And, to summarize, "Success is helping others succeed."
    Thanks for considering these points.
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    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    19/09/2017 #11 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    #9 thank you for the clarification. Whatever works is worth the effort.

    Food for thought...

    change can be immediate and very easy. The hard part comes in trying to prove it to others.

    Beliefs are just thoughts. If proved to be self limiting and detrimental, one can change them. Such a change is not forced unless it is determined by external factors.

    Why surrender to thoughts that we ourselves create?
    Aleta Curry
    19/09/2017 #10 Aleta Curry
    I like the idea of Raise(ing) The Bar From Excellent To Outstanding To Wow. There's a personal motto in there!
    Lillian ๐Ÿ Gregory
    19/09/2017 #9 Lillian ๐Ÿ Gregory
    #1 Thanks for your question @Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt!! Often our beliefs are engrained and may not always serve us well. Replacing old beliefs with new ones requires effort - sometimes force - to achieve the desired outcomes. #ChangeAmbassador
    Lillian ๐Ÿ Gregory
    19/09/2017 #8 Lillian ๐Ÿ Gregory
    #2 Thanks @David B. Grinberg!! I've read Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" 3 times (3x) in the past - so much that my paperback copy fell apart!! Required reading indeed... ;-) #ChangeAmbassador
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/09/2017 #5 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Extremely inspiring @Lillian ๐Ÿ Gregory. "Until next time count to 10 and make it count." Love that slogan.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    17/09/2017 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Interesting and thought-provoking piece. Thank you for sharing.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    17/09/2017 #3 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #2 @David B. Grinberg

    1: http://budgeburgess.com/LiesaboutAC.html
    2: http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/the-untold-story-of-napoleon-hill-the-greatest-self-he-1789385645

    What we praise our success on and who we attribute for our success, that is a part of a belief system. It is not for me to say what the basis of individual inspiration is, but it is an affront for me to the term "21st Century Leadership" that draws inspiration from narcissists and hype mongers.

    Fake news and political hype did not begin with Donald Trump, for it is what people find most appealing about the lies Napoleon Hill promoted. For sure it is inspiring reading but 21st Century leadership is far more than living off belief systems that sits on a foundation stone of mythology, a mythology written by an author that died penniless. Positive thinking is a religion but religion works and has produced much greater wealth for priests and gurus than it ever did for Napoleon Hill.

    21st Century leadership requires us to listen to evidence and question mythology.
    David B. Grinberg
    17/09/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Lillian, for this inspirational and instructive blogging buzz. I'm also a big fan of Napoleon Hill and read "Think and Grow Rich" in college. I highly recommend him as "required reading" for anyone who yearns to master life success principles. Keep buzzing!
    cc: @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @John White, MBA @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    17/09/2017 #1 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    Question. Why does one have to forcefully drive in new beliefs?
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    Dave Crane
    15/09/2017 #2 Dave Crane
    #1 Thanks Pascal. I normally hate them too. I just want to help people have a better day.
    Pascal Derrien
    14/09/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    I am normally not a big fan of motivational gurus and other coaches but I must say your articles are quirky and makes me smile :-)
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